I keep reading that you are all a nice bunch and I hope so.
here is my story - will try and keep it short !
I went to see my GP at the end of May as I had a persistant cough - being a 20 a day smoker I wasn't really looking forward to the lecture I was about to recieve. I walked out of the GP's with 2 inhalers and instuructions to return in a week.
I duly returned in a week (minus the cough) only to be given a course of steriods and an appt with the asthma nurse...... consultant appt. blood tests another course of steroids follows. the steriods improve my peak flow but maximum reading is 270 - don't know what it should be ?
the Drs keep talking about COPD versus asthma but which one ??
I always thought people with asthma have asthma attacks - I don't, I just often breathless and I don't have a cough anymore and have been off the fags for 9 weeks and 3 days !!!
Any advice would be welcome (back to the hospital in a couple of weeks)